Throughout her career, Williams has had to deal with plenty of criticism for being outspoken on issues such as sexism, racism and the gender pay gap, especially as it related to women of color. But more recently that criticism came from a surprising source: tennis legend and activist Billie Jean King.
King suggested earlier in the tournament that if Williams wanted a crack at the record, she should give up being a celebrity for a year and a half.
The U.S. hit another grim milestone on Monday with more than 5 million Americans now infected with the coronavirus. Although there is a push to increase testing and develop a vaccine, experts continue to suggest that if all Americans wore masks, the pandemic could be brought under control “within weeks.” In the spirit of that mission, a new study published in Science Advances is shedding light on which masks are most effective — and which may actually be hurting the effort to curb COVID-19.
Ayesha Curry is the ultimate quarantine fitness inspo. Back in May, the 31-year-old Canadian-born actress and mother-of-three took it to Instagram to reveal that she lost 35 pounds amid the COVID-19 pandemic by her showing off her toned physique on full display in a two-piece bikini.
Black history is American history. In this week’s episode of Verizon’s #Next20, David Hubbard spoke with Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad to discuss recent events and the importance of studying Black history as a blueprint to build a more equitable future. “What’s important in 2020 is really understanding why we have not taught these histories, how these systems were built and the possibility for dismantling,” said Dr. Muhammad, professor of history, race and public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School.
Bravo is standing behind the stars that make up its roster of iconic reality shows, and they’re taking notice. When the death of George Floyd fueled protests, overdue conversations about racism and calls for change earlier this summer, Bravo quickly became wrapped up in the conversation, with the network swiftly firing personalities from “Vanderpump Rules” and “Below Deck” in response to outrage from fans over racist incidents from their pasts. The network then doubled down on its stance against racism by doing more to uplift the voices of its Black talent, through initiatives like special episodes of “Watch What Happens Live” and an Instagram Live series called “Amplify Our Voices.” Bravo will also air a roundtable discussion called “Empowering Race in America: A Movement Not a Moment” on Sunday, August 9, night after “The Real Housewives of Potomac.”